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December 31, 2020

The Million Dollar Question

Author's note to my devoted following: the unhelpful combination of procrastination, perfectionism and piss-poor prioritising means that I have several blog posts that I have started, but not yet published.…
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November 30, 2020

November Update

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October 29, 2020

Day 300

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October 1, 2020

September Update

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August 31, 2020

August Draft

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July 22, 2020

Day 200

 from 19 July a ten-minute read There’s a saying in marketing when it comes to picking your target audience: go wide, or go deep. But it also applies in writing.…
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June 30, 2020

What’s the ‘Why?’ Part II

a five minute read When people ask ‘Why are you giving up alcohol?’ or ‘What made you want to stop?’ or anything in that vein, I actually have a few…
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June 6, 2020

An Open Letter to Archbishop Prowse

Dear Archbishop Christopher Prowse, I am writing to you today regarding the reinstatement of Rod Whelan to his position of Principal at Kildare Catholic College, Wagga Wagga. I debated as…
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May 31, 2020

What’s the ‘Why?’

a three-ish minute read A year alcohol-free? Why? When I first went public with my decision to go alcohol-free (AF), this was the most common reaction I got. Back in…
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May 28, 2020

The Tyranny of Distance in the Face of COVID-19

a five minute read Image from B Wolff, Unsplash As a Massachusetts native and true New Englander, it was with a heavy heart that I relocated to Australia twelve years…
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May 9, 2020

Let’s Hear it for Sco-Mo & Co

a six-minute read                                                              image by Elizabeth Renstrom from Bloomberg.com Don’t you love having to eat crow on a public platform? Well, I’m about to tie my bib on and tuck…
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April 24, 2020

The Longest Goodbye: The Alcohol-Free COVID-19 Birthday Non-Bash!

from 16 April                                                                        a five-minute lecture...oops, I mean, read!   Until this year, I literally cannot remember the last time I had an alcohol-free birthday. I think…